Word of the Day – Stultify

By June 5, 2019 Word of the Day

Stultify (verb)

stul-ti-fai

(usually as adjective stultifying) Cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine.

Mid 18th century: from late Latin stultificare, from Latin stultus ‘foolish’.

Example sentences

“The stultifying regime was sending me to sleep.”

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